“Kentucky Communities and Researchers Engaging to Halt the Opioid Epidemic (CARE2HOPE)”
This study will test the effects of an intervention to reduce substance use and related harms among people leaving rural jails. This study will compare people in a re-entry health linkage intervention with people who will get overdose education in jail. Everyone will take part in follow-up surveys after release. Participants will be assigned to one of the two groups by chance based on when they are released from jail and when their county is randomly chosen to start the project.By doing this study, the investigators hope to learn if providing linkage to health services along with HIV, hepatitis C, and overdose education to people leaving rural jails will reduce substance use and related harms.
Behavioral - Re-entry Health Linkage
Research staff will: 1) help participants set goals and reduce their health risks by helping them to reflect on personal drug use, sexual relationships, and their consequences in the context of personal values and goals; 2) help link participants to services that they need and want; 3) offer participants the option of HIV and hepatitis C testing, provide the test result, and provide post-test counseling; and 4) provided participants nasal spray naloxone (Narcan) to carry with them in case they e ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
Behavioral - Overdose Education
Participants will complete a 20-minute overdose education training (i.e.,an interactive training with animated scenarios and narration on preventing, recognizing, and responding effectively to an opioid OD).
Kentucky Communities and Researchers Engaging to Halt the Opioid Epidemic (CARE2HOPE) - UH3 PHASE